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FOX News
Nov 11, 2012 3:49pm EST
, maryland and washington state and in minnesota, they have -- they've refused to define marriage as between a man and a woman, which means the legislature could now legalize gay marriage if it wanted to. this means this issue -- the first time after 32 decisions in the other direction at the state level where gay marriage was approved, it means it's settled on the road to being settled democratically. >> well, it also means it's solved at the federal level. i mean, the other big such-- >> at the state level. >> at the state level, federal -- yes, the other referendum, to legalize marijuana generally, that passed in colorado and washington. if you add the fact that gay marriage passed in maryland and-- what you see is a cultural divide occurring in the country. these things will never pass in the south, in north carolina, i believe, had a referendum saying that marriage was between a man and a woman. nor will they pass in the mountain states, so you see the dividing that way culturally. >> paul: we'll see where marijuana goes. we have to take one more break. when we come back, our hi
FOX News
Nov 10, 2012 12:00pm EST
washington. compromise is a nice thought, but is it possible for the republicans and white house to come together and avoid the approaching fiscal cliff? >> and right now, 300,000 people still don't have power in the wake of hurricane sandy. gas rationing helped some. but as temperatures droppedangry new yorkers want the power company held accountable. live in the nation's captital starts now. >> 12 days later thousands of people don't have power. many feel abandoned and a lot of finger pointing going on. and no straight answers. peter doocy is looking at why they are blamed and we begin with anna on how residents feel at this hour. >> hey, there. we have one of six dumping stations here on staten island and a breath taking sight to see. we watched the debris piling up. and the nor'easter slowed progress some and definitely an active scene today. residents are complaining that aid is slow to come. i spoke with the federal accord nading officer for fema who said 26 disaster recovery set up. food, water and information and hot spots there and working to set up more internet access for
FOX News
Nov 18, 2012 3:30pm EST
extramarital affair, a florida socialite, a bare chested fbi agent and is this a concern or a washington smoke screen? >> i don't think anyone on either side of the aisle underestimates the difficulties. >> both sides work to gain the high ground in dealing with the looming fiscal cliff, but the media seem to be one-sided in the details. which side do you think they're on? and it's in with the new, but are the old staying, too. >> oh, you've always asked that question except to mitch mcconnell. >> on the panel this week, writer and fox news contributor judy miller. jove oldman, talk radio and jim pinkerton contributing editor the american conservative magazine, and alan colmes, author of thank liberals for saving america and i'm jon scott, fox news watch is on right now. >> this is about the role she played around four dead americans when it seems to be that the story coming out of the administration and she's the point person, is so disconnected to reality, i don't trust her. and the reason i don't trust her is because i think she knew better and if she did know better she shouldn't be
FOX News
Nov 7, 2012 7:00pm EST
of power unchanged. now can washington come together to solve a looming crisis? and, more misery for a region that's still reeling from sandy. >> everything is vulnerable. the coast line is vulnerable. trees are vulnerable. people are vulnerable. homes are vulnerable. >> shepard: another storm takes aim at people still recovering from sandy. >> this is it. i'm getting -- walking around -- >> shepard: tonight, tracking the nor'easter. >> shepard: plus, history at the ballot box. voters approve same sex marriage and make it legal to smoke pot just for fun. but one governor says don't break out the munchies just yet. first from fox this wednesday night, we'll get to the politics news but first the are in easter that's happening right now and slamming some of the areas that the super storm sandy disseminated just days ago. it's already knocked out power to tens of thousands more people. the powerful storm hitting parts of new york, new jersey, and pennsylvania. here in the big city, the long island railroad that carries millions of commuters is now shut down. overcrowding has forced offi
FOX News
Nov 12, 2012 11:00am EST
benghazi terror attack. kelly wright live in washington with more for us now. >> reporter: jenna, good morning to you. just as you said this is something very shocking to washington as well as mysterious. fox news learned fbi investigators confronted now former cia director david petraeus about his former relationship paula broadwell. the fbi discovered the affair months ago after jill kelly, a petraeus family friend went to the fbi began receiving threatening e-mails from another woman. she was concerned someone was blackmailing petraeus. some question why the fbi didn't notify top members of congress before the shocking announcement. lawmakers question the timing of the resignation as cia director petraeus was supposed to testify before congress about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. instead, cia director michael morrell will be questioned about the attack that killed chris stevens and three other americans. former cia director michael hayden said at some point petraeus should testify. >> general pet tray cause -- petraeus have personal insight because he visited libya a
FOX News
Nov 10, 2012 10:30am EST
handling the problem than anybody in washington. >> so the jury is still out. and i'm saying this, this is a point i want to raise with you, adam lashinsky, the knee jerk response, fema is doing a great job, how do you know? how do you know? i just find it offensive when officials who are supposed to be providing help so sure early on that they are. and that is, as these others were pointing out, you could go do aerial shots over staten island at some points looks like mogadishu. and the fact of the matter is, quite rightly we're all over administration officials when it looked like the response to katrina was delayed. and i don't believe we applied the same litmus test this time around, but it is what it is. they have a test the responsiveness of agencies and not reward them with more money, before we know how successful. at this point i would say not suck'sful at all. >> hold on, i almost completely agree with you, neil. where i will give the elected officials the benefit of the doubt, they want to try to be hopeful, right? they want to try to give people something good about, thank you
FOX News
Nov 16, 2012 4:00pm EST
? welcome, everyones i am neil cavuto and fox on top of time running out, and with washington clearing out for thanksgiving, any chance they can still avoid a cliff this christmas? trillions in spending cuts and expiring tax rates are on the line, to wall streeter playing things very close to his vest. larry, what do you think? >>guest: investors remain very concerned. they are worried about higher tasses and runaway spending. this has been playing out the least of which is 1,000 stock market decline the last month. it is playing out in other ways. for example, companies that are winners should be very strong going into the year end particularly with the holiday season ahead such as apple computer down 25 percent from the height as investors lock in lower capital gains this year ahead of what will be higher taxes in the future. dividend place, income place for retirees, utilities, and at&t and verizon weak over the prospect of higher taxes on the dividends going forward. also, small businesses are fretting because they have not had adequate representation in this discussion. everyone is hu
FOX News
Nov 15, 2012 4:00pm EST
washington with general david petraeus, and of course the settlement from bp. that's to knight on the fox report 7:00 eastern and 6:00 central. until then, good afternoon. >>> fiscal cliff or fiscal free for all? welcome, everybody. deadline schmedline. 46 days until the cliff brings in the crack pot. far from spent, these guys are spending not less, but more. you heard me right. they are on the brink and still -- still breaking the bank. deals so good it would make him proud. >> you have to be kidding. ryan, you give anymore than that and they will call you santa clause instead of ron. >> how about another special tax hike on millionaires on top of one already in the works for the upper income? >> you convinced me to put in for steak knives, but i said there was more. you know what is missing over here? >> i'll tell what you is missing over here. more fun stuff like a one-year extension of the payroll tax holiday at the surprise of $20 million. >> i am going to throw that in, but i am not finished yet. there is even more. >> more indeed. what if i told you if you act now, al gore will pe
FOX News
Nov 14, 2012 6:00pm EST
us how some republican lawmakers are invoking washington's most famous scandal ever. but we begin with chief white house correspondent ed henry on the libya attack and who should get the blame. good evening. >> good evening, chris. temperature was raised today as the republicans said they want watergate style hearings in to benghazi. the president fired back saying if you want to blame someone, blame me, not my staff. when i pressed him today at the news conference what he did to save lives the president did not want to get into details. his first full news conference at the white house in eight months, president obama raced to the defense of his u.n. ambassador susan rice. republicans vowed to block her from becoming the next secretary of state. >> for them to go after the-up ambassador, who had nothing to do with benghazi and simply making a presentation based on intelligence she had received and to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> five days after the terror attack in libya, rice went on five sunday talk shows to say the early intelligence suggested that the assault was
FOX News
Nov 17, 2012 11:00pm EST
steve moore and washington columnist kim strassel. so, kim, the president won reelection, was this the hand of magnimty reaching out to the republicans? >> it's crazy, it's what the president says all the time. if you listen to the press conference, he seems to say the biggest wish list for his liberal partisans has become docile letting these tax rates expire. while the republicans have moved, they are offering revenue, this is a change from their position, while the frame work is potentially there for a deal, the president is saying no compromise, no compromise. >> paul: what's his strategy, bill, here? what is he thinking? obviously, if we don't get a deal we do go off the tax cliff and the with the consequential danger to the economy. >> kim is right, you're right, the math doesn't add up, the politics adds up. $. >> how so? >> i'm afraid what's going to happen we're not only going to get bad policy, a tax increase and so forth. but we're going to-- the republican party as opposed to bad policy are also going to get the blame for the consequences and this is why. because if the
FOX News
Nov 7, 2012 11:00am EST
deal on taxes and spending. jon: and he has has some have put it the most difficult job in washington now because he's got a substantial number of tea party supporters in his caucus who are not going to be inclined to go along with tax increases, but the president and harry reid are going to be pushing what they've been pushing throughout this election which is tax increases on high earners. >> this election was a lot about taxes and tax policy. john boehner has said we retained the house we're not going to raise taxes. there will be a lot of wrapping lynn. president obama because he won a second term has the leverage advantage. if nothing is done all the taxes from the bush tax rates will go back to pre that 2001 law. john boehner is going to have to lead his conference. in the last congress basically they were leading him. i think he needs to grab their trust and say, you've got to trust me, because when i make a deal i need you behind whatever he strikes. but that's going to be so hard because a lot of these tea party republicans are like we have to fight, we can't strike a deal, t
FOX News
Nov 8, 2012 9:00am EST
dow below the 13,000 mark. a ugly day yesterday. washington failing to deal with the monster tax hike issue coming down the pipeline. mapped door budget cuts kick in in 54 days. house speaker john boehner says it is time for the president to lead. here he is is talking about that. >> mr. president, this is your moment. we're ready to be lead, not as democrats or republicans but americans. we want you to lead, not as a liberal or conservative but as president of the united states of america. we want you to succeed. bill: stuart varney, anchor of "varney & company", fox business network. the issues on the table are the same issues as monday. we want you to succeed by the way. what did you hear or what are you hearing based on the statements out of the washington now? >> three statements to listen to very carefully. speaker boehner, senate majority leader harry reid, and the big union boss, richard trumka. if you add them all together, tell you exactly what they said in a moment, add them all together the outlines of a deal would look like this. this is on the fiscal cliff. the outl
FOX News
Nov 11, 2012 1:00am EST
had yesterday to vote in a libertarian and direction of. and with colorado and washington is a huge geo on a drug prohibition that is how it will end in this country like alcohol prohibition. john: alcohol prohibition was repealed by individual states before the federal government? >> one dozen states by the end of the period. john: new york was three years. 104 -- 10 years and forstmann was up to the fed. >> states lived in open defiance than the federal government cannot enforce it the fast majority is that the state level there are not enough agents to go to every colorado pot smoker. >> gapped the same time goodie a was warning people listen, a federal laws are still enforced. but the shift to marriage equality maine, maryland. john: stay on marijuana. >> i am happy to stay on marijuana. [laughter] john: that does not mean they're not in trouble and the obama administration had more dispensaries. >> actually the clinton administrations started to raid merit -- medical marijuana dispensaries that became the goal. john: even after saying we would not. >> exactly. it is of major is
FOX News
Nov 15, 2012 11:00am EST
billion in cuts. steve centanni live in washington. tell us about this report, what is in it. >> the report on spending in the department of defense is called the department of everything, and recommends specific cuts over ten years in five main areas of concern. the report says in part, these areas are merely a starting point for reviewing pentagon spending that is unnecessary, duplicative, wasteful or simply not related to defense. we must refocus the pentagon on its true mission, fighting and winning the nation's wars. the report highlights waste in dozens of specific programs, they include research on what fish can teach us about democracy, a study of jargon used on twitter and how it differs across the country. a reality cooking show featuring grill sergeants. a so-called starship project that included a discussion involving klingons. the fact that of babies interacting with robots. and operating 254 grocery stores worldwide. jon: there also was criticism of knee newable energy projects. >> reporter: that's right. they say that is important but that the department of energy, not
FOX News
Nov 10, 2012 4:00pm EST
in benghazi, libya. molly henneberg is live in washington with the very latest on this story. >> molly: now that he stepped down, general david petraeus will not testify this up coming week at house and senate intelligence xheet committee hearings investigating the benghazi. some on capitol hill they do want to hear from him in the future. >> i hope we don't have to subpoena a four-star general and former c.i.a. director. i hope he would come voluntarily. if he won't, he will be subpoenaed. >> molly: petraeus who had been in charge of the c.i.a. since september 2011 has said the attack was in response to a protest over an anti-islam video. one g.o.p. congressman is asking questions about the timing of his departure. >> it comes days before he is set to testify before the house intelligence committee. it really begs the question what did the f.b.i. know and whether did they know it? how long did they sit on the information? i recall that petraeus briefed the senate about what happened in benghazi. did he have this looming over his head? >> molly: general petraeus who has been
FOX News
Nov 11, 2012 12:00pm EST
director david petraeus's resignation raising questions here in washington. what the intelligence committee is saying about her plans to investigate the affair that brought petraeus down approximate what it means for the libya hearing. more than 100,000 people without power in the wake of hurricane sandy. protests breaking out in new york, as the utility companies offer little guidance. we are live on the ground. honoring our armed service members, we will introduce you to the best charities helping our military and their family this is veterans day. i'm shannon bream, live from our nation's capitol. >> we are learning new details about the scandal that ended the public career of cia director david petraeus and how it could affect upcoming hearings about the benghazi investigation. the chair of the national intelligence committee says she did not received any -- receive any advance notice of this investigation. >> the senate intelligence committee received no advanced notice of any kind of investigation into director petraeus and chairwoman dianne feinstein said that finding out a
FOX News
Nov 12, 2012 5:00pm EST
reporters in washington would accept briefing from d.o.d. supposed to be factual but on the record say there is nothing to see here from the rest of the administration is crazy to me. but maybe i'm crazy. >> greg: you're not crazy. just mildly insane. the bigger question, we haven't mentioned unless i wasn't listening was it covered up until after the election which would compromise safety in favor of politics? which is disgusting, like that hasn't happened, has it, in benghazi or anything else? >> kimberly: "fast and furious." >> greg: drones. all the things are happening after election. >> there were republicans who knew about it. >> greg: but they didn't know enough of it, right? not all of it. >> eric: there is reason to believe that cantor's office knew a week before the office. >> greg: he didn't know who it was. >> juan: yeah. >> greg: did he? >> juan: yeah. a minute ago you had holder and obama so close. now republicans knew about it. conspiracy theory doesn't -- >> greg: who is controlling your mind? >> juan: the bad left wingers. they have worms coming out of our ears. >>
FOX News
Nov 8, 2012 1:00pm EST
, right? isn't that express washington code for the rest of us of i'm outta here? >> that is the warm-up before the departure, and in the case of attorney general holder, it is a good time for him to go because there are still lingering questions about the fast and furious gun-running sting that resulted in several deaths, there are these other questions out here about different investigations that house republicans have had. he has been a controversial figure throughout, and this would probably be, having served four full years, be a good time to let the president have a reset at the department of justice. megyn: sort of a natural transition point. he's been a very controversial figure, eric holder. and in his defense, that job tends to in modern-day america invite a will the of criticism. i mean, we saw it with ashcroft, we saw it with gonzales, mukasey didn't really have it as much, but then, you know, holder, i mean, it's a tough job if you want to do it. who is he likely to be replaced with though? because that job in particular, we're going to get to the other suspected vac
FOX News
Nov 1, 2012 7:00pm EDT
the commute out tonight is not as bad as many people had feared the lines over the george washington bridge we are hearing for instance not bad at all tonight. coming in this morning it, it was an entirely different story. lines across many of the bridges into manhattan very very long indeed then we heard tales of people waiting for hours for a bus brooklyn into manhattan. of course, with so many people not able to get gas out in new jersey or north of new york and west chester. more people are using public transport as the mayor said, that is putting a huge strain on the mass transit system. it's slowly getting back to normal. one thing i will say, shep, new yorkers for the moment at least are taking this in a very good spirit. many of them realizing that being without power in their apartment, having to stand in line for gas for a couple of hours is nothing to the loss of life that some families have suffered through over the last few days, shep. >> shepard: jonathan hunt in manhattan's west side. jonathan, thank you. new reports of price gouging as there always are after a disaste
FOX News
Nov 16, 2012 5:00am EST
in benghazi. they are hoping to find out. peter doocy is live for us from washington with more. >> only 2 and a half hours to go until former cia director general david petraeus is confronted on capitol hill by law makers for the first time since his sudden direction years ago. this comes after some of the lawmakers watch they used a video drone and shows the u.s. consulate and the cia in benghazi before during and after the attack on 9-11. that video was screened during a closed hearing earlier in the day and in an open hearing things got heated. >> the arrogance and dishonesty reflected in all of this is a little bit breath taking. it is about time that the president of the united states decide to level with the american people, find out the facts. i am appalled that the administration could not anticipate escalating violence and failed to step up security measures to protect our diplomats. >> democrats yesterday worked hard to de p fend the president and u.s. ambassador rice not ruled out as the next secretary of state nominee. >> these unfair attacks on ambassador susan ric
FOX News
Nov 3, 2012 8:00pm EDT
baron. you had a bomb shelve an article in the washington examiner and you are predicting a land slide and who wips and why? >> i would predicting romney winning the electorial vote with 315 and that's not a land slide in popular vote and neither of the candidates will get 53% barak obama had last time and he had 365 electorial votes and so when you get up to the numbers you carry a lot of states. obama carried 28. i tried to look at what i think are the fundmentals in this election and see how they played out in the target state. most voters don't like barak obama and like the slulish economy that resulted from them and likely to center a less democratic electorate thap is shown in 2008 exit polls and most polls, they are tending to show nationally and independent voters going for romney. that means each party's side is relatively eating and nen partisan vote for cappedidates and independent voters break the tie. >> we have a map that is it on the screen it shows solid red as the states for romney and blue for obama and light likely obama and the pink states are light red for romney.
FOX News
Nov 8, 2012 5:00am EST
come and gone with no political changes in the landscape in washington. >> obama democrats and republicans vowing to work together for the good of our country. peter doocy has more. >> good morning, ainsley. since the balance of power did not shift as a result of tuesday's election with democrats still controlling the white house and the senate vice president joe biden thinks voters give politicians a clear mandate to deal with tax policy the way democrats want to do it. speaker of the house john boehner who will remain the most powerful in washington another two years think voters instead wants to compromise. >> the american people have spoken. they re-elected president obama and they again re-elected a public majority in the house of representatives. there's a mandate for us to find a way to work together on the solutions to the challenges that we all face as a nation. >> the democratic leader of the senate harry reid also expressed a desire to xroe mis-- compromi. now americans know they can't defeat obama now they need to put attention on meeting somewhere in the middle on
FOX News
Nov 2, 2012 7:00pm EDT
fox business network in washington d.c. is this good enough to get us back to something related to normal employment? >> it is, but it will take a while. perhaps even a decade. one said it shows progress in a strengthening economy, but it levels well short needed to stick complaint reduce the unemployment rate. >> good, solid growth is at least a quarter million jobs a month and even at that rate we are talking about five or six years. if you want to get back in the next presidential term in four years, you need something like 325,000 jobs a month. that's much stronger than we are getting right now. >> one obstacle preventing people from hiring is they don't know what their tax rates will be in january or how much the government will spend. all the expiring policies known as the fiscal cliff, rich. >> wall street didn't like something today. >> it was better than expected. first the stocks went higher and then they went south. they blame the costs of hurricane sandy and the dow drops 140, the s&p 13 and phase back 38. >>. >> the president and gov. romney that different reaction to
FOX News
Nov 1, 2012 1:00am EDT
department in washington. the cable coming weeks before the attack warned benghazi consulate could not sustain a coordinated attack. that was not all in that cable. catherine herridge is here with the latest. >> reporter: the status of the cable i really believe having read it is the smoking gun warning here. you've got this emergency meeting in benghazi less than a month before the attack. at that briefing, the people are told that there are ten islamic militias and al-qaeda groups in benghazi. they can't sustain a coordinated attack and they need extra help. this information goes directly to the office of the secretary of state, hillary clinton. university culpability of the state department. they are specific warnings they need help and they see an attack on the horizon. >> greta: what the date? >> 16th of august. >> is there any direct response between the 16th of august and the 11th of september? >> i don't know what the classified traffic was but i asked the state department specifically, given the warnings and how detailed they were and intelligence that al-qaeda and militias we
FOX News
Nov 16, 2012 6:00pm EST
spending cuts that threaten to push the economy back into recession. lawmakers in washington met with the president today in a first step to try to find a way back from the abyss. chief washington correspondent james rosen tells us how it went. >> with that, we're going to get to work. >> the president hosting leaders from both parties and chambers of congress at the roosevelt room and appears to be sticking to his guns on taxes for higher income earningsers, own obliquely reining in entitlement spending. >> my hope is this going to be the beginning of a fruitful process where we're able to come to an agreement that will reduce our deficit, in a balanced way, that we will deal with some of these long-term impediments to growth. >> after the hour long session, republicans said nothing to signal acquiescence in any tax bracket and insisting higher revenues can come from the closure of tax loopholes. to show our seriousness, we put revenue on the table as long as it's accompanied by significant spending cuts. >> you can't save the country until you have entitlement programs that fit
FOX News
Nov 11, 2012 11:00am EST
memorials in washington. this is veterans day. but every day of the year, you have hundreds and hundreds, thousands of people lining up, walking slowly, solemnly along that wall, looking at the names, carved in the black granite. looking at their reflections in the names and reflecting on the past. this is a war where 58,000 americans lost their lives. it's a tremendous, emotional scar for many, many people who lost those loved bon ones and knew people who did. the vietnam memorial, a huge attraction here in washington, d.c., want only on memorial day. but i am here because we are honoring the veterans of all wars. the president's going to speak in a little while. we will carry that live. but just wanted to take a look at what is happening here. there will be a arm at 1:00 with the secretary of veterans affairs. >> jamie: let me ask you this. maybe your cameraman, we appreciate seeing you, but pan back over to the wall. i want to you describe for folks, what do do you when you go to the wall? we see people put a piece of paper up there, two people were doing it on that shot. the
FOX News
Nov 8, 2012 11:00am EST
moves. so what can we expect this time around? shannon bream live from washington with more on this. shannon, what is the likelihood we could actually see some major changes? >> it is interesting. the obama administration has had very little turnover at the cabinet level. only two key players leaving during the first administration but that is likely to change. there is some level of burnout of course. historically most cabinet officials do not stay for two full terms. treasury secretary tim geithner hasn't indicated he will phase out at some point though with all the issues regarding the fiscal cliff looming he is unlikely to do that right away. secretary of state hillary clinton will also transition out. u.n. ambassador susan rice was seen as likely replacement that could be in jeopardy given her public involvement in the very controversial benghazi situation. but also looking at that position, senator kerri. seen as potential contender for secretary of state slot, jenna. jenna: you mentioned burnout some of the personal reasons folks don't stay two terms. what are the key decisio
FOX News
Nov 1, 2012 4:00am EDT
writing in the "the washington post." columnist david i can neighborrous says reporting on the chaos in libya should be taken seriously and the obama administration should explain what happened. amazing welfare stat for you. co-host of the 5 bob beckel. first, it's a move on ad. you say. >> it's a ridiculous bad ad. web ad and michael moore associated with it you made the implication that you said this was somehow connected with the obama campaign. >> bill: i said it wasn't. i said the exact opposite. >> now didn't. you said you live by who your associations are. >> bill: wait, i said u to be fair, the obama administration most likely had nothing to do with the ad. >> then you went on to say you live with who you are associated with with. >> bill: we weren't talking about the obama pa people. we were talking about the democratic party. wait, beckel, you tried to spin my words. >> mr. beckel. >> you called miah mr. rove. you can't call me mr. beckel. >> you wear a belt i will start calling you mister. the democratic party associated with move on. that's the association that i was talking
FOX News
Nov 3, 2012 4:00pm EDT
names, workers gathered those names is called field works. it's based in washington, d.c. a grassroots organization. they say they basically work with democratic candidates or progressive causes. the chairman of the republican party who is member of the election board there such voter fraud and voter registration fraud allegations undermine our democracy. >> any person would engage this that kind of conduct that serious toward democracy is highly irresponsible and potentially criminal. >> reporter: he said they don't tolerate any fraud. they gave us this statement. we have an employee who has reviewed every single card. we categorize them that are possibly incomplete and others that could be potentially fraudulent. we have a high standard here. if they are not hundred percent sure of the card we will flag it to the board of elections. one of the fired field workers in cincinnati says that she didn't do anything wrong. she told us she blames the people who tried to register. >> i probability would say, i was betrayed by some of the people. if you really didn't want to fill ou
FOX News
Nov 3, 2012 10:00am EDT
up. i might take a look at what's going on in washington right now. this is the million puppets march. started as a million muppets, but protests of mitt romney's plan to rein in pbs and funding for pbs, are other puppets sympathizing, this kind of tells you what's happening to the country. i'm telling you guys, it's rome, the final days. we've got senate races heating up in the middle of all of this puppetry. pollsters are start to go say the democrats will maintain control, my next guest says not so fast. george allen the republican running for senate in virginia, he barely lost last time by just 1/10 of a point or so. right now the polls have him even with tim kaine and we reached out to tim kaine's office and have not heard back. they keep blowing us off and hopefully we'll hear back, but they just keep blowing us off. and senator, governor, good to have you. what do you think the senate looks like right now, if you had to handicap it? >> well, i think it's very close and all we can do is make sure to win virginia. we have a tight race in virginia, but my wife susan and i are work
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Nov 11, 2012 10:00am EST
petraeus. peter doocy is live in washington with the latest. >> we don't know who the third woman is involved in the email triangle between paula broadwell and general petraeus but it's not his wife, holly. and the f.b.i. was not looking for lusty emails when they started the investigation. they were looking for evidence of harassment. after they traced the harassing messages to paula broadwell's computer they discovered salacious notes between the four star general and his buyographer. >> the f.b.i. came across emails on his military email account in which he referred to doing something under the desk and there was a misinterpretation that meant corruption, and it actually meant sex. >> an f.b.i. whistleblower approached washington congressman dave reicher who passed it off to eric cantor. it then when to robert mull letter. they wanted to make sure the director was aware of the affair and possible national security breach but the chairwomen of the senate intelligence committee, diane feinstein, had no advance notice there was an investigation into the director of the c.i.a. and she
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Nov 7, 2012 3:00pm EST
washington, dc, ready to start a second term, with the tough tasks ahead, 23 million americans are out of work or look for better jobs and the national debt stops $16 trillion and perhaps most pressing, preventing the fiscal cliff or the fall off of it, a combination of tax increases and spending cuts that will take effect if lawmakers do not strike a deal. washington, dc, so far, is deadlocked. with republics holding control of the house of representatives, the federal government is exactly just as divided as it has been for two years. last night 9 president stressed there is real work to do and he hinted he is willing to work across the political aisle. >> i am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges. we can only solve these together, reducing the deficit, reforming our tax code, fixing our immigration system, freeing ourselves from foreign oil. we have more work to do. >>shepard: the white house called leader from both parties saying the american people want both sides to work together. coming up in a few minutes the republican sp
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Nov 7, 2012 6:00pm EST
washington tonight for a special edition of "special report" with limited commercial interruptions. more time for news, guests and panels on this, the first day after the election. despite record breaking debt and deficit numbers and some of the highest unemployment rate ever for an incumbent, barack obama easily won re-election as president tuesday night. but was projected as one of the closest races ever was instead called hours ahead of schedule. leading to a night of celebration for democrats. and bitter defeat for republicans. now the challenge of a second term for the president. chief white house correspondent ed henry on what's next. >> reporter: as president obama and his family returned from chicago after the jubilation of victory, his top allies vowed he will be willing to cooperate with the republicans on the looming fiscal cliff. >> nobody wants to see this fiscal cliff without a deal, because the cuts are severe and the tax increases are severe. so we've got to find a path forward. >> that follows lofty promises, the president made at the celebration about how the best
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Nov 2, 2012 1:00pm EDT
the american people can do better for themselves, for example, that politicians in washington, mostly men shouldn't be controlling healthcare choices that women can make perfectly well for themselves. [cheers and applause] >> for eight years we had a president who shared these beliefs, a guy named bill clinton. [cheers and applause] >> and so our beliefs were put to the test. his economic plan asked the wealtheist americans to pay a little bit more so we could continue to invest in our people, continue to invest in ideas, and inc inventory no sraeugss, invest in our infrastructure. at the time a republican congressman and senate candidate by the name of mitt romney. [booing ] >> no, no, don't boo, vote. vote. voting is the best revenge. at the time mitt romney said bill clinton's plan would hurt the economy and kill jobs. turns out his math back then was just as bad as it is today. [cheers and applause] >> because by the end of president clinton's second term america created 23 million new jobs and incomes were up and poverty was down and our deficit became the biggest surplus
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Nov 17, 2012 4:00pm EST
correspondent from washington examiner, thank you for joining us. >> nice to be here. >> how hopeful that a compromise will be reached? >> i think it was interesting about yesterday was the way that all the leaders, republican and democrat came out together in front of the white house. if things aren't going well, one party will come up and then the next and each one will stake their ground on the issue. i think both sides are really concerned if we get so close to the end of december wrought a deal it will ruin the market and economy and make things worse. they are trying send a message to give confidence to the markets and businesses that they are going could come with up something. >> heather: the republicans, what do you think they are willing to compromise moving forward? >> that the best question. what are they willing to do. there is concern in the far right flank that speaker john boehner will raise tax rates for the top 2 percent. they want to preserve tax cuts for every tax bracket. no one is sure that the speaker is doing that. they are not discussing giving in on the top
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Nov 13, 2012 1:00pm EST
the news now broke publicly when some in washington knew about the allegations against mr. petraeus for months. the chairman of the homeland committee is with us. i know you believe this is major crisis, why? >> i really do. i'm looking forward to the meeting on thursday with the other actors involved here. as far as why i believe it was handled wrong by the fbi, first of all to have something like this a cyber harassment case rise to the level of an fbi investigation. when it reached the cia director, have the fbi investigate the director of of the cia and the president or the attorney general not be notified of it is a dereliction of duty. the president if he was not told should have been told and that to me was somebody really dropping the ball. the other thing makes the whole thing implausible is you have a four, five, six-month investigation whatever it was. nothing comes out, nothing is disclosed. suddenly on election night the fbi announces the investigation is over and they tell general clapper. the next day the white house finds out about it, the next day general petraeus s
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Nov 9, 2012 2:00am EST
about the clip and keep it here on fox news channel. good night from washington, d.c.. . them. like to hear what they say. >> eric: hello, everybody. i'm eric bolling with andrea tantaros, bob beckel, dana perino, greg gutfeld. it's 5:00 in new york city. this is "the five." ♪ ♪ >> eric: don't worry. we'll get to legalizing pot for recreational use story in a minute. hang tight. but first, 1460 days until the 2016 election. just kidding. but we did think it would be interesting to see and hear how some of america's trusted opinion makers reacted to four more years of obama. kick it off with the one and only el rushbo, rush limbaugh. >> conservatism, in my humble opinion, did not lose last night. it's just very difficult to beat santa claus. it's practically impossible to beat santa claus. people are not going to vote against st. louis, especially if the a tern tiff is being your own santa claus -- alternative is being your own santa claus. country of children where the option is santa claus or work, what wins? >> eric: you know, rush puts it in a way a lot of people can understa
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Nov 17, 2012 9:00pm EST
washington just a matter of weeks before all of this happened. >> senator,. in addition to the fact that we now know that the original talking points were reflecting what they knew in real time for a course of many hours. were you able to determine whether or not the president issued an order to protect our men on the ground who were anding for help? nit is which time they anded. audrey saylor actually april was the iad then they hit brit compound and they had the good sense and judgment to close it down and get out of and they left. only we stayed. ambassador stevens made pleas all the way up through september 4th and 9th. and his began back. >> senator i am ruining out of time. we know we were the last men standing there. but does anybody know whether the military was dispatched by the president to protect the men. >> no, i don't think that would be. there are a lot of assets other than the ones we're mentioned. >> stiantor inhofi. i hope to have you in the studio. coming up. the president it defends susan rice. what is he so hot and bothered about? and what will the upcoming fbi and cia
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Nov 14, 2012 5:00am EST
jogging trail in washington. the scandal that started with broadwell has ballooned to include the top u.s. commander in afghanistan general john allen accused of sending several00 e-mails to kelley that were like phone-sex over e-mail. it is time right now to hold off judging general allen. >> general allen is doing an excellent job in leading the forces. he has my continued confidence to lead other forces and to continue the fight. his nomination has been put on hold as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are. >> general allen is a decemb distinguished marine and commander who has been an important part of the nato isap mission. i don't have anything to add to what secretary pan neiagua ne - has said. >>> we will hear from the president for the first time since this scandal broke. we will find out what he says about finding out days ago instead of months ago. >> hard to keep a straight face with all of the details coming out with this story. other details is general petraeus had hoped he would be able to keep his job as director of the cia. he also hoped revelations a
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Nov 18, 2012 11:00am EST
course, congress acts. what will happen? peter doocy with the latest latm washington. >> reporter: good morning, eric. the general tone among lawmakers suggesting that compromise may be on the horizon. it started on friday and continued this morning. >> we are grownups. we talk about maturity and age. we are grownups, i have a responsibility to the american people. the elements for an agreement are there. time is of the essence. the quicker we do it, the more confidence we instill, the better it is for the economy and for the american people. >> reporter: leader pelosi said she would not accept a deal that does not include tax rate increases for the wealthiest americans and described a road map she would like to chart out by first deciding how much the deficit should be reduced reducd setting a december deadline by which a deal needs to be done, ahead of the end of the month. the republicans have agreed to include new revenue, but they are not likely to sign up for the 1.6 trillion dollars in new taxes over a decade that president obama reportedly came to the table with. here's wh
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Nov 13, 2012 4:00am EST
. i came back to washington thursday night, friday morning, the staff director told me there were calls from press about this. i called david petraeus. as a matter of fact i had had an appointment with him at 3:00 that afternoon. that was cancelled. >> bill: what does this story mean for you? joining us now from washington is lieutenant colonel ralph peters. what is the important part of the story? >> the important part is that it appears the white house is lying again just as it was lying about benghazi. the key here, detail is the time line. who knew what? when? now it's emerged contemporary to details attorney general holder did know months ago about the investigation. it's strange to believe that eric holder did not tell his good friend, the president that there could be a breaking sex scandal with the cia director. >> bill: let me stop you there. you make an explosive charge at the top. the white house lying from what i understand, the fbi does not comment publicly. that is who the investigative agency is in this case on anything until reaching a conclusion. they don't say i'
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Nov 15, 2012 5:00pm EST
get conflicting reports about what was taking place. and what messages were being sent to washington. what did the administration know, and we have got to do something to make sure that our personnel in harm's way including diplomat, they are on the front line, that the diplomatic posts are protected and that they have the security that they need. >> dana: all right. so a lot to get to tonight, because there are more reports tonight from the "wall street journal" that updated the story earlier, eric, that said general david petraeus in the final days before he was leaving that there is a lot of conflict and it was over the benghazi issue because he wanted to put out a c.i.a. timeline to put the c.i.a. in a favorable light. his boss, jim clapper, director of national intelligence, there was conflict there. we know what happened which is revealed that david petraeus, he admitted he had an exmarital affair. he resigned from the c.i.a. but he is going to testify anyway. that is new. >> eric: he is going to testify. but catherine herridge reported a short time ago that clapper and michael
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Nov 1, 2012 3:00pm EDT
jersey and washington, dc from reporting so the governor made estimates. and planned layoffs jump by 40 percent during october, the highest level in five months and it is economic to downsize as they try to make earnings goals by the end of the year. and now to the set with john bussey. we are looking at how the jobs we in the private sector are shaping up. gear shaping up to be the biggest gain since february, a very big and important move. if you get a paper paycheck, their name could be at bottom it, private sector numbers, obviously, and it is one that we obviously watched to predict what going on. they recently redid how they figures this out and trying to make it look like labor department numbers. >>shepard: the markets liked what it heard, we are up triple digits. >>gerri: the new york stock exchange c.e.o. trying to get everything back on track and they are using backup generators down this, so, having a few issues, traders still having trouble with cell phones internet access and we will see how it goes and hopefully it will be under control soon. >>shepard: i cannot kee
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Nov 7, 2012 10:00pm EST
thing in washington. >> greta: now, you won't have to work with the republicans, you have the assembleet and senate. i am curious because -- i was in wisconsin when the capitol was being stormed by a lot of unhappy citizens. and then they had the recall, you won by 6 points more than when you were elected for governor. do you have any specific plan? now you have the assembly and the senate? >> well, you know, for us, it upon help us in the budget process. but early last yee year, before the protests, the first month i was in office, we pass the most aggressive pro-jobs agenda in the country. most of the democrats, a good majority of the democrats in the assembly and the the senate, joined in with republicans in many boils -- bills. i think, we are talking about making it easier for small business and getting more skilled workers, those are the things that the democrats can join the republicans and you have a common-sense majority and we will be ready here in wisconsin. >> greta: have you talked to your friend, congressman paul ryan, since the returns last night? >> no. i text
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Nov 9, 2012 11:00am EST
. right now. molly henneberg live from washington with more. good to see you, molly. >> reporter: good to see you, too, molly. fewer and few irhispanics supported gop candidates over the past three elections. look at the numbers. governor romney won the support of 27% of hispanics. that is down from senator mccain in 2008. he got 31%. and that was down from the 44% president george w. bush got in 2004. clearly this is a trend that is worrying republicans. conservative columnists and fox news analyst charles krauthamer wrote in his column today hispanics should be a quote, natural republican constituency because they're often catholic and socially conservative for example, on issues such as abortion. krauthamer says it is time for the gop to shift tactics on immigration. he writes quote, it requires but a single policy change. border fence plus amnesty. yes, amnesty use the word. promise amnesty right up front. secure the border with guaranteed legalization to follow on the day the four border state governors affirm that legal immigration, illegal immigration has slowed to a trick
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Nov 13, 2012 9:00am EST
back. catherine herridge leading our coverage in washington. martha: meanwhile a ghost writer on paula broadwell's biography is speaking out. he said he was clueless to what was going on. things seem much more clear to him in hindsight. >> what was a question in my mind quite frankly was why general petraeus was granting paula broadwell the kind of access he granted her. i never fully understood it. i always sort of rationalized in my own mind he felt he could control and that because it was so public, that both of them felt there was never any danger of it becoming anything other than, you know, journalist/subject, professional relationship. martha: lobe says he had no idea when the affair began. he says his wife thinks he is the most coolest man in america. catherine herridge was telling us it was somewhat open secret a lot of people apparently were aware of. which raise as big question why it had to become so public at this moment? bill: the last man to head the cia was leon panetta. petraeus took over from him when he took the job as defense secretary. now panetta was asked about t
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Nov 17, 2012 6:00am EST
was in washington. several other high ranking officials who knew what happened were in washington. if you want us to go after you, then why the heck did you send her out there? >> democrat congressman and republic congressman going after and blasting susan rice and others saying look, this is very similar to colin powell going out there with misinformation in the weapons of mass destruction discussion in front of congress before went in iraq. charles krauthammer said look, mr. president, if you want us to take us at your word we will and let's i do secretary that a little bit. take a listen. >> let's take the president's own demand that we not pick on the little lady and we pick on him. all right. let's accept the challenge he said after all she was just my spokesman even though she knew nothing about this. all right, so what he is asking us to say is that the president of the united states, using a spokesman who knew nothing about the issue went on five television shows and gave one version of a story where the classified version clearly said this was a terror attack and, yet, th
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Nov 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
with me out of washington to ride shotgun here. good morning to you, steve. want to take you back to your home state of wisconsin. later today governor romney makes his closing argument. going to milwaukee county, southwestern part of the state. this is an area where paul ryan knows we develop. he is from janesville nearby. 10 lech coral votes in play in wisconsin can republicans take the state as they argue? >> i think it is absolutely in play. look at recent history in wisconsin, go back two now, where a few thousand votes separated george w. bush and 2004 where john kerry and george w. bush were very close. and then you look at some of the built-in advantages republicans have in the state today, whether paul ryan being on the ticket. whether scott walker having won his recall election on june 5th and expanded his margin from 2010. reince priebus being chairman of the republican national committee. republicans are pretty fired up in wisconsin these days. bill: you mentioned 2004, here are the results, 50-49 kerry over bush. it was less than that. it was .35% of the total vote in
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Nov 6, 2012 6:00pm EST
here. in the suburbs of washington. fairfax county and next door in prince william county. in 2008 in the counties president obama did well against mccain. 61% to 389%. in fairfax. prince william, louden, 54-vi. the president will need to do well there. he has to do well there to run up the vote total and make up for romney strength in south and west of virginia. watching virginia very closely when the polls close. >> well done. >> a state that is critical is virginia. i went for president obama in 2008, but romney needs it. mike emanuel live in richmond. good evening. >> election officials describe turn-out as robust and ahead of 2008 levels. experts predicting the record turn-out in the range of 4 million voters. with long lines across virginia that could be achieved. republican vice presidential nominee paul ryan made one final visit to virginia. the richmond area this afternoon. just hours before the polls close at 7:00 p.m. ryan told campaign staff and volunteers this is are a great effort. they should keep it up. wake up tomorrow morning knowing they did evening they could in vi
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